Metairie, LA Community Information

Latter & Blum can make your real estate search stress-free and enjoyable if you are looking into purchasing homes for sale in Metairie, LA. This mid-size suburb—which is adjacent to New Orleans—has enough character to stand on its own without being overshadowed. What is great about the area is convenience including shopping, entertainment, dining, and activities plus great transportation and close proximity to New Orleans.

This sprawling suburb neighbors historic New Orleans and is steeped in similar traditions and culture. Metairie enjoys its own Mardi Gras parades each year, and boasts some of the preferred spots for authentic southern cuisine from Po-boy shops to sit-down dining with Cajun, Creole, and ethnic influences. Multiple major roadways cross the city, so you can travel quickly and easily to all the interesting locations in South Louisiana. Plus, the area is not restricted by the historic zoning laws of New Orleans. This means that it is home to larger businesses, national franchises, modern movie theaters, malls, major retailers and home improvement stores.

Metairie offers great real estate options for families. Most homes include multiple bedrooms and spacious backyards, which are perfect for a growing family. In addition, Metairie has much more undeveloped land, which allows for numerous new constructions on the market. The new construction activity allows potential homebuyers to get the latest features on their property, as well as options for customizing constructions before completion. Many of the residents choose to live in the area and commute to New Orleans, because their home can provide a much-needed break from the bustle of a major city. We can help get your real estate search started today. Our knowledgeable realtors can provide you with listings in Metairie, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and beyond.

Price ranges also run the gamut throughout Metairie, from the shady roads of Old Metairie to the balmy shores of Lake Pontchartrain to the north. This town is the most populated, unincorporated area in Louisiana, and in addition to being one of the most popular of residential neighborhoods, it is also one of the most prolific commercial corridors in the state.

Metairie Location & Logistics

Metarie encompasses an area from the 17th Street Canal at the Jefferson Parish/Orleans Parish line, west to the city of Kenner (along Roosevelt Boulevard), and from Airline Drive at the south, north to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

Residents of Metairie are able to enjoy easy access by car or by public transportation to the many aspects of suburban living that have helped make the area so popular. Metairie is also within minutes of downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter via the I-10. A trip west to the thriving River Parishes community is also a short drive. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is accessible from the north end of the parish, providing a quick gateway to northshore communities and a choice of popular state parks.

Acadian Style Home in Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Custom Acadian Style Home in Metairie, LA.
Renovated Home Near Lake Pontchartrain In Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Renovated home shaded by Old Oaks, near Lake Pontchartrain.

Metairie Home & Community Info

Homebuyers looking for properties in Metairie are also looking for the kinds of amenities that have welcomed residents for nearly 90 years—top-notch private, parochial and public schools; a thriving public library system with convenient branches; hundreds of restaurants of every description; and Lafreniere Park, with its walking paths and entertainment event pavilions.

Lakeside Shopping Center—originally developed in the 1950s—has evolved into one of the most successful and sought-after shopping meccas in the Gulf South, anchored by Dillard's, Macy's and JCPenney and dotted with some of the region's most popular, including the only Apple store in the metro area, Adler's and Lee Michaels jewelers, a branch of the historic Cafe du Monde New Orleans coffee and beignet shop, Restoration Hardware, Banana Republic, Gap, Eddie Bauer and many others.

The Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans and Causeway Boulevards is also the site of the annual three-day Metairie Carnival Celebration of concerts and Mardi Gras, known as Family Gras for its welcoming event for all ages.

Homeowners and renters in search of local properties will also find themselves close to Whole Foods Market and a number of locally owned supermarkets and thriving clothing boutiques. Loyal residents say they enjoy the advantages of living in an urban oasis that is also close to the hubbub and excitement of New Orleans proper.

Stately Home in Metairie Club Gardens - Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Stately Home in Metairie Club Gardens.

Metairie Demographics

  • Population: Nearly 140,000
  • Households: Nearly 60,000
  • Homeownership: Nearly 67%
  • Schools: Nearly 4 dozen (public, private and parochial).
  • Churches: 13 Catholic, 4 Jewish synagogues, 12 other denominations.
  • Hospitals: East Jefferson General Hospital, Ochsner Medical Center, Lakeside Hospital. Many other full-service hospitals, clinics, medical complexes, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and medical facilities, nearby in New Orleans and Kenner

Home Buying Resources

Here's What's for Sale in Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Cutom Built Home in Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Custom-built home in Old Metairie.
Metairie's Major Commercial Thoroughfare, Veterans Memorial Boulevard has Been Recently Landscaped with Spectacular Sculptuures. | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Veterans Memorial Boulevard—Metairie's main commercial thoroughfare has been beautifully landscaped with sculptures as centerpieces. George Rodrigue's Blue Dog—seen here, is one of the most outstanding.
Totally Renovated Home in Metairie, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Totally renovated single-story home.
Evenings in Metairie are  Pefect for Entertaining on the Patio | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Evenings in Metairie are perfect for entertaining on the patio.

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